Chris Martinez, former Tucumcari, NM resident, was called to be with our Lord suddenly at his home in Santa Fe New Mexico on March 20, 2013.
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Chris was born January 24, 1950, in Tucumcari, NM. He attended the Tucumcari School System. He served his country in the US Army during the Vietnam War.
Surviving Chris is his loving wife Jenny of 38 years; two sons, Chris and wife, Stacy of Albuquerque, NM and Jesse and wife Francesca of Santa Fe, NM; his daughter Stephanie and husband Angelo of California; grandchildren Camilo, Anthony, Sierra, Kaloe, Jacinta, Joziah as well as four step-grandchildren, Devin, Marcos, Dylan and Santiago, who he loved and adored; his mother, Maria of Tucumcari; sisters Teresa, Veronica, Dorothy, Helen and Cundo, and Julie and Joe, all of Tucumcari, Rose and Larry of Albuquerque; brother Freddy and Margaret of Tucumcari, along with many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Chano, by sister, Blanca, by brothers Jesse, Jimmy and Manuel.
Rosary will be recited on Monday evening, March 25, 2013, in the St. Anne's Catholic Church beginning at 7PM. Mass of the Resurrection will be offered on Tuesday morning March 25, 2013, in St. Anne's Catholic Church beginning at 10AM with Rev Fr Huginus Anuta as Celebrant. Pall Bearers will be John Michael Sandoval, Jesus Acosta, Daniel Montanez, Bengie Sandoval, Lawrence Sandoval, Gerald Martinez, Henry Martinez, Freddy Martinez, Skylar Martinez, George Griego, Daniel Garcia, James Martinez, Michael Martinez, Juan Jose Martinez, Eli Martinez and Geraldine Ortiz. Burial to follow in the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to Dunn Funeral Home of Tucumcari, NM.
Dunn Funeral Home
115 South Third Tucumcari, NM 88401
Published in the Quay County Sun on Mar. 26, 2013